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crdb out of interest how much did he charge you?
 

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Finally found time to run the length of Collins St and Flinders lane and was very surprised to see Berulti are opening in Melbourne - who knew there was a demand. Got to Masons, great store, found the back-room (;)) to be a great little space full of treasure and scored myself an invitation to the Isaia MTO event in a couple of weeks. All in all, a very good days shopping.
 

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Finally found time to run the length of Collins St and Flinders lane and was very surprised to see Berulti are opening in Melbourne - who knew there was a demand. Got to Masons, great store, found the back-room (;)) to be a great little space full of treasure and scored myself an invitation to the Isaia MTO event in a couple of weeks. All in all, a very good days shopping.
I was in Berluti, Singapore last night and they told me that they were opening a boutique in Melb - I was very surprised too. They will be having at least one unique piece of RTW clothing (was told a luxurious purple suede jacket) esp for Melb boutique. They didnt know the exact location in Melb. Any pointers?
 

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RM Williams are back from Roger (who is a lovely chap) with new half soles:

Before:


After:


I do miss the old square-ish ends. Should probably have asked Roger to use the same shape.

Time to attempt the salvage of the uppers.
Any reason you didn't go the official RMW full refurb.
 

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Any reason you didn't go the official RMW full refurb.
Simply $50 vs $165. And the recommendation here, and very strong Google reviews. The same service is $30-40 in Singapore, so it seemed about the right amount.

Honestly, I regret it a little bit. I could have coped with a visually less than perfect new sole (these aren't dress shoes) but this does not look like it will last long:



Also pretty sure the uppers weren't cracked or that deformed when I put the boots in. Is it fixable? Do I just roll with it and hope the pair doesn't break down?
 

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I was in Berluti, Singapore last night and they told me that they were opening a boutique in Melb - I was very surprised too. They will be having at least one unique piece of RTW clothing (was told a luxurious purple suede jacket) esp for Melb boutique. They didnt know the exact location in Melb. Any pointers?
Was it between dolce e gabbana and Ralph Lauren... think the shop it's replacing was a shoe shop (coincidentally) I just can't remember what it was called. Anyway it's on that block.
 

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Simply $50 vs $165. And the recommendation here, and very strong Google reviews. The same service is $30-40 in Singapore, so it seemed about the right amount.
My RMs are still quite a way away from a resole, however a few years back a mate showed me his pair which he had recently had resoled by RMW. He reckoned he hadn't taken much care of the boots (they were scratched, scuffed, etc when he dropped them off) and they came back like a new pair, polished up and all.

As noted, this was a few years back now but it might be worth checking into when the time comes again.
 

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Simply $50 vs $165. And the recommendation here, and very strong Google reviews. The same service is $30-40 in Singapore, so it seemed about the right amount.

Honestly, I regret it a little bit. I could have coped with a visually less than perfect new sole (these aren't dress shoes) but this does not look like it will last long:



Also pretty sure the uppers weren't cracked or that deformed when I put the boots in. Is it fixable? Do I just roll with it and hope the pair doesn't break down?
The work I had done was first rate as I said the soles he put on lasted 18 years. I had them resoled three years ago and their still going fine. He also put in a new zip into a three quarter 1950 horse hide leahter jacket and thats still in working order.

On another note has anyone in Canberra ordered MTM through InStitchu? I went in this morning asked about a linnen suit. Patch pockets, single vent, one button(?) and quarter lined. With flat front trousers and the price I was given was $660. Didn't have time to look over the samples properly to gauge the qualtiy of the work.
 

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The work I had done was first rate as I said the soles he put on lasted 18 years. I had them resoled three years ago and their still going fine. He also put in a new zip into a three quarter 1950 horse hide leahter jacket and thats still in working order.
You know, if the boot lasts, I'll be happy. It's not a dress boot, it's 1/3 of the RMW price, and I can cover up the colour differences with Saphir. I'm just concerned about the obvious cracks - cracked uppers, especially where the thread goes, don't strike me as having the best longevity. Time will tell (and I'll repost in 20 wears).
 

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Does anyone have the rubber soles on here? I keep wearing through the front of the sole where the toe is every six fucking months.
 

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Does anyone have the rubber soles on here? I keep wearing through the front of the sole where the toe is every six fucking months.
RMW? As in the toe tip or under your actual toe?

I destroy leather sole toe tips within months, however never noticed much wear on rubber soles shoes including RMs. My craftsman heel has worn down to the leather wedge while the whole front sole is fine.
 

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Went to a talk last night at the NLA at one stage they showed a photo of Flinders St Station taken from the church steps on the opposite corner in 1917. What clearly could be seen was the men's hat shop. Interesting to think it's still in the same location one hundred years later.
 

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